Mongoose: 0.01% Own US Government — But 99% Could Easily Out-Spend, Not Just Out-Vote That Plutocratic Minority…

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The Richest 0.01 Percent of Americans Gave 42 Percent of Political Donations in 2012

It should come as no surprise that policymakers look after the ultra-wealthy instead of the rest of us.

By Stephen Wolf / DailyKos

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Candidates devote 80 percent of their time to begging rich people for money. Any extremist Republican can get a billionaire sugar daddy. The world’s eighth richest man can summon the entire Republican primary field to kiss his ring. Millionaires are now complaining about being ignored in favor of billionaires. The average member of Congress is a millionaire.

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Phi Beta Iota: 3 billion is chump change for these folks — and only $10 a person if the 99% cared to match them dollar for dollar. What the 99% continues to miss is that the combination of their vote, a pittance of their money if unified under the Big Bat concept created by Joe Trippi and Zephyr Teachout for Howard Dean, and in-your-face activism (occupying the front lawns and home offices of every Senator and Representative over the summer) will easily force through the Electoral Reform Act of 2015. We have determined that neither Ron Paul nor Dennis Kucinich are willing to challenge the two-party tyranny upon which they depend for access in their waning years. We have determined that the small parties (Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Reform, Working Families) burden their candidates with both a mandated Vice President and a mandated platform. Hence, we conclude that only an Independent candidate that first runs as a Republican, combined with an Independent candidate that first runs as a Democrat, and a Coalition Cabinet including Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich, Jill Stein, Ralph Nader, Jesse Ventura, Cynthia McKinny, and others, will result in honest government Of, By, and For the 99%. Below is a graphic showing just how easily we can beat the big money while demanding the eight integrated electoral reform fixes.

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